Being skinny is not just about looking good. But about truly being healthy. About having the life you want, with the energy you need to create your dreams. I completely agree with loving the body you are in; however, you also need to consider the health implications that being overweight is doing to your body and your longevity.
State of Obesity website states in their fast facts, https://stateofobesity.org/fastfacts/, that five states have an adult obesity rate of 35% or higher. This is a trend that individuals should look at and consider it on an individual level. When you view it on such a large scale it doesn’t really hit home. As if this isn’t about me, they are talking about someone else. I challenge you to take an inventory of your life and your health.
Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Am I at a healthy weight?
- What is my BMI?
- What is my eating protocol like?
- How long have I been putting this off?
- Do I have family members that care about me and would support me?
Only you know what your true health picture looks like. If you have been putting this off more than a year, ask yourself when is the time to truly make change? Time is something we never get back. I put off making a permanent change for 23 years. That is a lot of time wasted. I could have accomplished so much more if I would have only acted 23 years ago. I, however, do not beat myself up over this. I am taking this information and helping as many people as I can with the information and experience I have.
Now take a moment and fast forward a year from now, five years from now, where do you truly want to be when it comes to your health. Below is a snippet of consequences of obesity and health consequences. I don not know where this compliation came from other than off of Facebook. If you want to research the accuaracy of the list I encouarge you to do so.
Consequences of Obesity
People who are obese, compared to those with a normal or health weight, are at increased risk for many serious diseases and health conditions, including the following
- All causes of death (mortality)
- High blood pressure (Hypertension)
- High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia)
- Type 2 diabetes
- Coronary heart disease
- Gallbladder disease
- Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone with in a joint)
- Sleep apnea and breathing problems
- Some cancers (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver)
- Low quality of life
- Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety and other mental disorders
- Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning
I invite you to act today and schedule a complimentary health coaching session, click the link https://calendly.com/livepositivelc/30min. This is a 30-minute conversation to see what challenges you face, what your current mindset is and to make some shifts to get you started on a new path today.
Life Positive My Friends!!